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SAP NS2™­­ Delivers Real-Time Spatial Data Analysis With SAP HANA® and Esri GIS Platform

SAP HANA®, SAP® Mobile Platform, and SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence Platform To Be Integrated With Esri ArcGIS Platform

SAN DIEGO — July 9, 2013 — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and its independent US subsidiary SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2) today announced they have joined forces with Esri, a leading geographic information system (GIS) and location analytics provider, to more deeply integrate GIS solutions with platforms and enterprise applications from SAP to improve customers' speed, efficiency and decision-making. Esri and SAP NS2 are committed to helping US national security and critical infrastructure customers benefit from integration between SAP® solutions and Esri's leading GIS platform. The announcement was made at the 2013 Esri International User Conference, being held July 8 - 12 in San Diego.

Through co-innovation between SAP and Esri, end-to-end support for spatial data is planned across SAP HANA®, the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform, and SAP® Mobile Platform. The companies are aiming to offer organizations the ability to:

  • Enrich SAP® Business Suite applications with geographic content;
  • Rapidly process spatial, location and enterprise data using SAP HANA in real time;
  • Visualize geographic information in maps, graphs and charts using tools from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio; and
  • Deliver applications for front line personnel using SAP Mobile Platform.

"SAP plans to provide real-time high-performance processing of spatial data with SAP HANA, a single platform for transactions, analytics and big data," said Steve Lucas, executive vice president and general manager, Analytics, Database and Platform, SAP. "By integrating with the Esri ArcGIS platform across SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and SAP Mobile Platform, and by enriching SAP Business Suite applications with spatial content, we want to enable customers to combine location information with other enterprise data, in real time. This will give our customers a new level of immediacy in their decision-making capabilities and increase their strategic advantage."

"At a time when US national security customers face a proliferation of mission challenges — against the backdrop of shrinking budgets — SAP solutions delivered by SAP NS2 are a powerful new alternative in the national security market," said Mark Testoni, president of SAP NS2. "With our suite of solutions – now enriched with real-time spatial data analysis — we’re offering more powerful performance with significant cost savings – plus rapid ROI and more flexibility over the life of the solution."

Native High-Performance Processing of Spatial Data Using SAP HANA
SAP plans to expand the SAP HANA platform with the introduction of spatial data processing capabilities that combine location data with enterprise data to enrich and enhance real-time applications. Furthermore, Esri and SAP intend to optimize connectivity between Esri ArcGIS and SAP HANA via Query Layers, which will allow Esri ArcGIS users to push spatial processing into SAP HANA, unleashing high-performing and real-time capabilities.

SAP plans to enable customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to consume, process and analyze spatial, transactional and text data within one unified platform for predictive, location-based solutions based on big data. In addition, the company intends to offer SAP HANA customers a native application development platform, including geo-content and location services, to quickly develop and deploy spatially-based solutions. SAP HANA is an open platform allowing BI tools, as well as customer, partner and SAP applications, to leverage the breadth and depth of real-time, spatial processing capabilities.

Integration of Geospatial Content With SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions
The SAP BusinessObjects BI suite and SAP applications share a common HTML5 visualization platform and software development kit (SDK). The SDK is planned to enable organizations to extend their visualizations with 50 pre-built chart types, geographic maps and advanced visualizations. SAP is enhancing the SDK to include the Esri API for Javascript. SAP aims to help customers leverage existing Esri ArcGIS server and licensed online Esri maps inside BI tools from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio. SAP LumiraTM software is planned to be the first SAP product to offer the embedded Esri API.

ESRI ArcGIS Integration with SAP Mobile Platform for Location-based Work Management
SAP plans to add new integration using the SDK for SAP Mobile Platform to extend companies’ geospatial data from ESRI ArcGIS systems to mobile field personnel. Similar to desktop systems, SAP Mobile Platform is planned to enable application users to manipulate interactive maps and to obtain extremely detailed information on the geographic region in question. By tying into SAP Business Suite, mobile apps like SAP® Work Manager and SAP® CRM Service Manager are intended to effectively combine business process information like work orders, parts inventory levels and historical asset information with geospatial data to give mobile users an extremely rich, multi-system work environment. For instance, SAP plans to enable mobile users to efficiently find assets nearby, filter for equipment by location, and view work orders from a map. Such use cases can serve to completely eliminate paper data entry and the hunt for the right information.

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About SAP National Security Services, Inc.
SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP AG, offering a full suite of world-class enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions from SAP with specialized levels of security and support to meet the unique mission requirements of US national security and critical infrastructure customers. In addition to software solutions, SAP NS2 offers consulting and support services from credentialed experts in the national security space. For more information, visit (SAP National Security Services™ and SAP NS2™ are trademarks owned by SAP National Security Services, Inc.)

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